Updated at 7:55 p.m. EST, Nov. 22, 2006
There was less reported violence on Wednesday than in previous days, but at
least 106 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 11 were wounded.
Also, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq released
a report describing how violence had increased substantially during September
and October. And, two
American soldiers were killed and three wounded in separate events in
the Salah ad Din province.
soldier died Tuesday of non-combat related injuries in the Salah ad
Din province, said military authorities. Later, another
soldier died and three more were injured in the same province when a
roadside bomb blasted their vehicle. Also, a suicide car bomber targeted a U.S.
patrol in Haqlaniyah, and clashes broke out between U.S. troops and gunmen in
Haditha, but no
casualties have so far been reported in those incidents.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) released
a new report expressing its concerns that "violence (has) reached alarming
levels in many parts of the country." According to UNAMI, 3,709 Iraqis
died in October, making it the highest death tally since the U.S. invaded
in 2003; however, many deaths go unreported.
In Baghdad, at least 60
bodies were found scattered around town, and 13
people were killed in shooting and bombings. Among these deaths,
one body belonged to a government employee and was found in the Amil neighborhood.
The discovery and investigation of three of the dumped bodies injured
two policemen when homemade bombs exploded near them. Gunmen killed
a bodyguard and injured
a second guard working for the Iraqi General Assembly speaker Dr. Mahmoud
Al-Mashhadani, only a day after a bomb
attack on the speaker’s vehicle. And Raad Jaafar Hamadi, a reporter for
al Sabah newspaper, was
killed in a drive-by shooting.
In Iskandariya, a bomb killed
seven guards and wounded
of Karbala Mayor Basin Hasan al-Basnawi was found two days after he had
been kidnapped; he was shot in the head several times. Gunmen also wounded
local tribal leader Ahmed al-Allawi when they fired upon his car.
Near Muqdadiya, during a combined small arms and car bomb attack at an army
people were killed, including a professor, a police officer and two soldiers.
were wounded as well.
were discovered near Ramadi.
a policeman in Falluja.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb injured
three policemen, and 14 bodies were recovered throughout the city.
And gunmen killed
three policemen in Baquba.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis